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Biochem Soc Trans (2016) 44 (1): 267–272.
Published: 09 February 2016
...Karl Swann; F. Anthony Lai A series of intracellular oscillations in the free cytosolic Ca 2+ concentration is responsible for activating mammalian eggs at fertilization, thus initiating embryo development. It has been proposed that the sperm causes these Ca 2+ oscillations after membrane fusion...
Biochem Soc Trans (2015) 43 (3): 371–376.
Published: 01 June 2015
... evidence indicates that this protein is a sperm-specific phospholipase C (PLC), termed PLC-zeta (PLCζ). PLCζ stimulates cytoplasmic Ca 2+ oscillations matching those at fertilization triggering early embryonic development in several mammalian species. Structurally, PLCζ is comprised of four EF-hands, a C2...
Biochem Soc Trans (2014) 42 (2): 309–312.
Published: 20 March 2014
...Thomas Dresselhaus; James Doughty Plant reproduction meetings often deal either with pre-fertilization processes such as flowering and pollen biology or post-fertilization processes such as embryogenesis and seed development. The Biochemical Society Focused Meeting entitled ‘Regulation...
Biochem Soc Trans (2010) 38 (5): 1270–1274.
Published: 24 September 2010
...Adán Guerrero; Christopher D. Wood; Takuya Nishigaki; Jorge Carneiro; Alberto Darszon Sperm chemotaxis is a long-term puzzle and most of our knowledge comes from studying marine animals that are external fertilizers. Sperm are attracted by diffusible chemical factors (chemoattractants) released...
Biochem Soc Trans (2010) 38 (2): 598–603.
Published: 22 March 2010
...Scott D. Russell; Xiaoping Gou; Xiaoping Wei; Tong Yuan Flowering plant reproduction is characterized by double fertilization, in which two diminutive brother sperm cells initiate embryo and endosperm. The role of the male gamete, although studied structurally for over a century at various levels...
Biochem Soc Trans (2003) 31 (5): 907–911.
Published: 01 October 2003
... consist of two series of transients; the first lasts about 4 h, from metaphase II until interphase of the first cell cycle, and the second lasts the duration of the first mitotic division. This cell-cycle-regulated aspect to the pattern of Ca 2+ signalling at fertilization is reflected in the role...